1 in 142 US residents now in prison
America's prison population topped 2 million inmates for the first time in history on June 30, 2002 according to a new report from the Justice Departmentís Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).
The 50 states, the District of Columbia and the federal government held 1,355,748 prisoners (two-thirds of the total incarcerated population), and local municipal and county jails held 665,475 inmates.
USA - 2,000,000 +
Canada - 36,000 +
That is a whopping
116 per 100,000 In Canada
714 per 100,000 In the USA
I think we should jail some more, just to keep up with our "big brother", We have alot to learn!